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PostSubject: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 11:23 am

Ok so I've had my 20 gallon tank set up for a week now and it looks like theres some mold or something starting to grow nere the glass under the coca fibers about 2 inches down.Will this be harmfull to my scorp.Should I clean out the tank and how can I prevent this from happening if it is harmfull?If you want some pics I will get some so you can see exactly what it is.Just let me know
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 11:25 am

It has little ventilation, I believe. This happened to my setup when I covered it in plastic to keep it humid. White spore/mushroom thing came out from one day to the other.
So, less humid or more ventilated.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 11:40 am

ok thanks for the tips.Now should I clean the tank right away,or can I leave it for a little while.cause I need to get some more coca bricks....Anyway thanks for the advice everyone here has been extreamly helpful =o)
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 11:48 am

you could just remove affected areas with a spoon
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 12:53 pm

electrophyste wrote:
you could just remove affected areas with a spoon
Yeah, I used my hand though. confused
I've never cleaned my tank...
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 12:57 pm

i get tropical pill bugs... little tiny white thingies that clean all my tanks... its wonderfull Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/9/2008, 1:05 pm

Perfect, thanks thats all I need to know You guys are great =o)
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/10/2008, 10:39 pm

Kejser wrote:
i get tropical pill bugs... little tiny white thingies that clean all my tanks... its wonderfull Very Happy

I been looking around the net for them cant seem to find anything.Could you give me a link or would it be ok to grab a few from my yard and throw them in?
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/10/2008, 10:46 pm

I would send you some but I did some construction in my backyard and they all seem to be hiding now or dead. Ask people if they'll send you roolie pollies I know What from AB/SCABIES sometimes sends some to people.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/10/2008, 11:02 pm

I know I can find them in my yard I just wanted to make sure it was ok to put them in the tank from the wild.I remember reading somewhere it could be bad putting anything in the tank from the wild because of mites or something like that....But if pill bugs are ok then I can prob find a few tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/10/2008, 11:11 pm

Well they MIGHT have parasites and pesticides I suggest you catch a bunch (A LOT!!!) and raise them for a month or two and get the new generation in with the scorpion. I did use mine straight from my yard but still gotta remember they are WC.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/10/2008, 11:53 pm

Kk thanks alot never woulda thought of that lol....I remember seein them all over the place when I was a little kid lookin under logs and things.They could be sow bugs that I saw but I think they would work the same no?.?.From what I read on the net they are just the same ss pill bugs just they dont roll up all the way.Anyway thanks for the tips
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/11/2008, 12:02 am

Yeah they work the same.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/11/2008, 12:41 am

Woodlice roll up, sowbugs don't. They're both isopods.

WC issues are more a problem with feeders, because if they have parasites they (the parasites) could pass from the feeder to the scorpion.

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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/11/2008, 12:46 am

You never know if one might interest the scorpions hunger if it's parasite would pass to the feeder. Just a precaution to take.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/11/2008, 11:00 am

Ok I got some of them pretty sure there sow bugs not pill bugs here they are.Let me know if you think there ok to just put in the tank?.?.




also not to sound like a fool but WC? what do you mean all I can think of is west coast =o)
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/11/2008, 1:26 pm

i dont think they are pill bugs, but i dont know. also i think w/c means wild collected.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/11/2008, 2:33 pm

ahhh thanks wild collected I get it now =o) No I dont think they are pill bugs 90% sure they are Sow bugs...pretty much the same thing as pill bugs
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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/12/2008, 2:26 pm

Those are indeed sowbugs and not woodlice -- however, both are isopods, so they should be fine to put in with your emps. Smile

If anyone's interested: Taxonomy hierarchy goes Kingdom > Phylum > Class > Order > Family > Genus > species. Isopods are all in the same order (other examples of "order" magnitude: scorpions are one order; grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids are one order; primates are all one order; butterflies and moths are one order).

The genus Armadillium in the family Oniscidea is the one that can curl into a ball; most other isopods can't do this. The species A. vulgare is the most commonly-encountered "woodlouse."

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PostSubject: Re: I need some more help please   7/12/2008, 10:03 pm

Thanks for all the info dude =o) yeah I already put them in the tank.I know I didnt have that many but I wanted to see how Midnight would act around them...Seems to ignore them other than the one that wandered into his hide.Other than that no problems.I think Im ganna go find some more when I got the time.
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